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Casandra Properties is dedicated to its community and clients before, during, and post purchasing a home. One of the most frequent questions we are asked, are referrals in the moving industry after buying a new home!  

Moving to a new place is a two-fold adventure: while there’s the excitement that comes with the prospect of relocating and discovering a new city or borough, there’s also the stress caused by the many details of how to actually move from one place to another. If doing all the moving by yourself is not a viable option, chances are you’ll have to hire the services of a moving company. But, with so many options out there, how can you find the one that best fits your specific needs? And most important of all, how can you avoid getting

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106 Braisted AvenueThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 106 Braisted Avenue.

Move right into this lovely one family semi-attached split level residential home located in the heart of New Springville. 

First floor features a light and bright eat in kitchen with sliders leading to back deck.  Dine or relax on the deck overlooking a spacious, tree-lined backyard.  Next level features a huge living room/den with front balcony. Upstairs has three bedrooms including a master bedroom with private bath. Finished basement with ¾ bath and access to one car garage and driveway.

Conveniently located to transportation, shopping and minutes walk to express bus.

For more information contact the Nixon McGowan Team at

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Owning a home may be your dream, but in order for the purchase to be the happy and satisfying experience it was meant to be, you need to ensure that you are financially and mentally prepared for the responsibilities that come with it.

Some people have a notion that home ownership is like renting, but with the power to have pets and paint the walls whatever color you like. However, while these privileges are available to homeowners in most municipalities, they come with the responsibilities of a mortgage, taxes and home maintenance. Preparing for home ownership requires you to take critical stock of your finances and your expectations.

Questions for Prospective Homeowners

Are you ready to buy?

Owning your own home is about more than just being

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ForeclosuresCasandra Properties CEO, James Prendamano, spoke to Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance to discuss the latest study that found foreclosures have spiked on Staten Island over the last year. The study conducted by Property Shark saw an increase of home foreclosures from 48 in the third quarter of 2018, to 136 in the same quarter in 2019. 


“There is a big difference between a loan that is not performing and one that is actually been put into the foreclosure process. In many cases these non-performing loans are sold in bundles at significant discounts off par value to other banks and investment companies.  It is not unusual for a loan to be sold several times before arriving at its final servicing entity.  The average homeowner would notice

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If you are looking to move to Europe, France is one of the best places you could move to.  Paris, the country's capital city, is beloved by many but there are a number of other options like rural France with its quaint, century-old cottages. If you are looking to buy a house, even better. Generally speaking, you can find a well-priced house to buy that you can make your own and settle down in.

What to Consider Before Buying Property in France

Property For Sale In France Casandra Properties

If you are relocating to France from another country, you will find entirely new and different property buying laws and processes. There are some great blogs like Realigro that have a comprehensive guide on everything you need to understand about property for sale in France. If making a move to France is an

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Madison, Wisconsin may not be the first place you think of when you consider moving. But there are plenty of benefits of relocating to this beautiful city. 

Is living in Madison, Wisconsin right for you? Let's take a close look at some of the reasons people are choosing to move there. 

Living In Madison, Wisconsin Casandra Properties

1. Unique Geography

If you fancy yourself a swimmer or boater, you'll love what the city offers. Madison is sometimes called The City of Four Lakes. 

Madison is one of only two major U.S. cities that are built on an isthmus. An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that has seas or lakes on either side. Madison is nestled between lakes Mendota and Monona. 

2. Fantastic Education Options 

Madison has excellent schools, whether you have little ones going

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Kell AveThe Nixon McGowan Team is proud to announce their new listing located at 329, 331,335, 337 Kell Avenue in the Willowbrook area of Staten Island. 

Four (4) separate buildings are being sold as a package deal. Property includes 329 Kell Avenue, 331 Kell Avenue, 335 Kell Avenue and 337 Kell Avenue for a total of just under 16,000 SF of total lot area which shares a huge parking lot in the rear, low maintenance, brick buildings that are ideally situated in a convenient neighborhood.  It's just a two minute drive to the Staten Island Expressway and short walking distance to all major transportation. 

For more information contact the Nixon McGowan Team at 718-816-7799 or email  Rob@CandraProperties.com or  Brian@CasandraProperties.com



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CP for SaleTracey Porpora at the Staten Island Advance chatted with our CEO, James Prendamano about the Millenial generation. Per a new study by Apartment List, 26-year-olds are now, more than ever, more likely to live with a parent than a spouse.  In fact, just 50 years ago the percentage of 26-year-olds living with a spouse was 76%.  That number has now reduced to only 24%.  What is causing this rapid decline?  


“As so many things have changed over the last 20 years, so have our social patterns and that indelibly ties to real estate patterns.  Today, the average age for marriage is 28.2, so you’re seeing these folks stay at home longer in many cases to pay back large student loans, save on housing costs, etc.,” said James Prendamano. 


To read the

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Staten Island rentersJames Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties discussed the analysis by the home search platform Localize.city with Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance.  According to the study Staten Island had 2,327 heat-related 311 complaints from renters last year. These complaints are among a total of 221,858 complaints from New Yorkers.  


James was quoted saying “Last year Staten Island registered only 1% of the city-wide complaints.  Unfortunately, we are predicting these types of complaints to increase as the new rent laws have significantly impacted investors motivation to invest in this type of infrastructure and upgrades for their buildings overall.”


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61 Weiner StThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 61 Weiner Street in the Charleston area of Staten Island, NY.  

Move right into this impeccably kept two (2) family detached all brick home in quaint area. Enter in to the grand two (2) story foyer of this home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and a one bedroom apartment.  The first floor features foyer, living room, dining room, family Room, eat in kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite counter tops.

Design features include hardwood floors throughout and fireplace and sliders out to large back yard. The master bedroom includes a full bath and jacuzzi tub. One bedroom apartment on second floor, partially finished basement with office, 2 car garage & 3

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